Bomango ze Tango!I'm going to get ahead of this right now and say that this might not be a riveting read for folks. Bad advertising, I know, but I feel it's necessary to preface this by being realistic. I'm not uber-famous, my characters aren't known far and wide, and for Pete's sake, I don't even have a proper webcomic or series to speak of. But, I've been asked numerous questions enough that it might be useful to have a FAQ essay of sorts to clear the air a bit.Bomango ze Tango!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
So here goes...a history of "Bomango", as best I can recall...
ORIGIN! (in real life)(image circa way the hell back when i was still spelling it GoGo BoManGo)
"Bomango" (as it's come to be known) came about maybe around 2004 or thereabouts...shoot, maybe 2003, which makes it a decade old already...sheesh. Anyway, the earliest drawings of "Gogo" were sketchbook illustrations of a big-eyed girl in a long jacket. Not anime-style big eyes, mind you...big, droopy, heavily-lined eyes, wi
Draw My OC Contest! *EXTENDED + PRIZES ADDED! Hi guys~~~How's everyone doing? Have you started drawing my babies yet? I've decided to extend the contest deadline. So more people can join, and you can have more time to finish the pic, ne? For those who has submitted the entry, you can still make little changes if you like, BUT you cannot draw a new picture to exchange with your previous entry. Please be honest.Draw My OC Contest! *EXTENDED + PRIZES ADDED!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So, please read again for some updates and stuff~~~~
Finally, contest time! Arrr…..I've been wanting to held a contest since….last year….haha…I was too lazy to write a journal of the contest….*sob*. Okay, now let's get to the point.
Draw my Dragon and Kirin OC in any scenery
Dragon and Kilin by shrimpHEBY Garden by shrimpHEBY Connected by shrimpHEBY
What Freedom of Speech actually means.In America, "Freedom of Expression" and "Free Speech" refers to a constitutional right to express your opinions without being silenced or prosecuted by the government or police.What Freedom of Speech actually means.3 days ago in Personal More Like This
This is a legal protection in place so that the people can criticize the behavior of authority figures on equal grounds.
For some inexplicable reason, many people believe "Free Speech" extends further to civilian interactions. People claim their "freedom" is being violated when a website like Deviantart takes down their work, or when they experience harsh backlash for their opinions and beliefs.
In other words, call someone out on even the most vile, aggressive hate speech and they'll almost invariably fall back on some rant about their "freedom" to "express" themselves.
Unfortunately for the racists, misogynists, transphobes, homophobes and other anthropomorphic sewage, the right to free speech simultaneously means that others have the right to speak against you, and yes, police your words in their own spaces.
Welcome Catalina!My dear friends,Welcome Catalina!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Let me introduce you to Catalina:
This is life's second greatest gift to me; the first being my son Ben.
She was born quite ahead of schedule this past Sunday 5th, surprising us all with a 10-day skip from her scheduled birth date this Wednesday 15th. Apparently, she couldn't wait to meet everyone outside
Both she and her mom are doing fantastic and giving dad the broadest smile he's had in years
I'll see you all soon in-between diapers and bottles!
1 Year Of Testing Collab - Final List Update1 Year Of Testing Collaboration1 Year Of Testing Collab - Final List Update3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Alrighty. Cause I'm one of those corny types, I want to do something special for the 1-year anniversary for Portal 2. I figured it would make it a group effort, as all of us have been part of this one year period of testing. So, you know what that means? That's right!
Collaborative Testing Effort!
Or... collaborative art effort... Whichever.
Anyway, what I'm getting at, is we're going to do another big collab. This one will have NO participation limit, so everyone is free to join in! What we're going to do is a collab where everyone draws themselves as test subjects. Here's the sketch for the background that I have in mind: http://i44.tinypic.com/2m4w0f5.png
I'll make it however long as I'll need to, depending on how many people I get.
However, here are few rules/guidelines for submission:
1. Only ONE submission per person
2. Only draw YOURSELF in the picture. No Cores or Cakes or Cubes with you. I'll be decorating some of the negative space with notable
Saturday Morning Cartoons 1964-2014A first for me on Deviantart, an obituary.Saturday Morning Cartoons 1964-20144 months ago in Personal More Like This
I've noticed some articles on net stating the death of Saturday Morning Cartoons with the CW airing its last animation block. I'm going to copy an article from the Washington Post outlining the obit
I'll be back with my thoughts
Saturday morning cartoons are no more
By Gail Sullivan September 30
After these messages, Saturday morning cartoons will not be right back. At least not the way some of you remember them.
“The Smurfs,” “Scooby Doo,” “The Jetsons,” “Ghostbusters,” “Animaniacs,” “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” and other cartoons of Gen X childhoods aren’t gone, but their dedicated time slot is. So what? kids these days might say. But the nostalgic among us remember a time when cartoons weren’t a la
CEA Discussions: Sex ToysCEA Discussions: Sex Toys2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Alright, alright, settle down. While this isn't crazy serious, it's still an update worth note!
Throughout history, art and artists have challenged preconceived notions, pushed boundaries and taken on subjects often considered taboo. Art is alive and constantly changing, much like the community at deviantART is. The CEA Team believes that deviantART policy must grow, adapt and change, to allow artists to push boundaries and express themselves whenever legally and morally possible. Policy must remain flexible in order for something, which was initially ruled as an absolute, to bend and change in order to allow for artists and quality to shine through.
One example of this kind of challenge to policy is with FindChaos's Lesbians 101 series-- a quirky and o
How Do They Stand Up And Other NonsenseObviously, there's some BE and some giant boobs in my gallery. I found a niche and went with it.How Do They Stand Up And Other Nonsense3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Now, what comes with the territory are the following questions, which I'll answer now:
1. How do they stand up like that?
Obvious answer 1: Why, on their feet, of course!
Obvious answer 2: They're two dimensional, they're not actually standing.
Serious answer: Let's talk about anatomy for a little while here. Breasts are largely made up of fatty tissue, which is not as dense as muscle. A breast the size of say, someone's entire torso, will not weigh as much as the weight a pregnant woman is carrying around. The pregnant woman is carrying fluid, tissue, and another being's muscle and bones inside of her. Barring medical issues, she can still stand up. Hell, Octomom could stand, and she was carrying around 145 extra pounds with all those babies inside of her. Ev
Why We Ship ElsannaI've noticed that we still have people flaming us for enjoying our two favorite Frozen girls. My question is why..?Why We Ship Elsanna6 months ago in Personal More Like This
We're not harming anyone. We're not forcing people to like what we like heck we could be jerks and hate on other ships like they're doing to us but we're not. We are being the better people here.
Sure you might not like our shipping but that is no excuse for you to be little us because of what we like. Now in celebration of Elsanna I am going to post some other people's opinions not really my own but these are the opinions I agree with.
I would love to hear your comments so please comment away. Elsanna viewers this is for you ^^
Reasons I ship Elsanna: (Some of these are more reasons from others fans then myself, but these are the reasons I enjoy and agree with, you don't like my or anyone else's opinions feel free to tell me but you'll either be ignored or stated in a simple tone" Your opinion but I don't care" Most of these reasons are not my own but other fans have wri
200,000 galaxiesHere's a recent record-breaking photo of 200,000 galaxies, taken by the VISTA telescope:200,000 galaxies3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm currently using this other photo by VISTA as my wallpaper:
I still think that visible light is prettier than infra-red though, so Hubble's Ultra Deep Field remains my favourite photo ever:
Ancient Amazon names translatedAmazon Warriors' Names Revealed Amid "Gibberish" on Ancient Greek VasesIn the forthcoming study of pottery dating from 550 B.C. to 450 B.C., study lead author Adrienne Mayor and J. Paul Getty Museum assistant curator David Saunders translated Greek inscriptions into their phonetic sounds for 12 ancient vases from Athens. The inscriptions appear next to scenes of Amazons fighting, hunting, or shooting arrows.Ancient Amazon names translated4 months ago in Personal More Like This
They next submitted just the phonetic transcriptions without explanation to linguist John Colarusso of Canada's McMaster University in Hamilton, who is an expert on rare languages of the Caucasus. He translated the inscriptions into names—such as Princess, Don't Fail, and Hot Flanks—without knowing the details of the pictures of Amazons.
The report in the journal Hesperia gives linguists unparalleled insight into languages last spoken more than 2,500 years ago ar
Definition of RapeRape is considered to be a special kind of evil. There are those that even consider it to be worse than murder, labeling it a kind of living death. But there is no doubt that rape is a very traumatic experience for anyone to be forced to go through. It destroys a person's sense of self-worth, can result in horrendous injuries and psychological scarring, and can require years of therapy and help in order to recover from it. And though I do not claim to be an expert on the subject, I don't doubt that some if not many people never truly recover from such a horrendous ordeal.Definition of Rape1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Now, rape has had different definitions over the years, but the present legal definition of rape is "A criminal offense defined in most states as forcible sexual relations with a person against that person's will".
Note that there is no reference to the gender of either the assailant or the victim in this definition. The reason for that is because there have been cases of woman-on-woman rape, man-on-man rape, and yes,
A long, long response to a bio-denialistRecently I tried to educate someone on DA who believes the usual "evolution is the devil's lies" jazz.A long, long response to a bio-denialist2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Fascinatingly, none other than our friend kajm interjected, apparently stalking my comment history on a regular basis, telling her I was just a troll and to delete and block me.
Despite the fact that he himself accepts evolutionary science, his obsessive, stalking hatred of me is more important to him than education. I guess that goes without saying for someone who will make up anything they can to convince innocent kids to deny how climate works at even its most basic level.
So, I'm going to finally just copy/paste what I said to her here, in the off chance that maybe it will actually help somebody.
Creation is scientifically proven and geologically documented
This is, unfortunately, impossible. No scientific evidence ever can exist for the supernatural. Science is based on observation alone. There is no way for creation to be scientifically documented unless we we
All I want for Christmas...I have had several journals that started out with a sort of disclaimer or apology for being less than tolerant of religion. This time, I don't justify, apologize, or disclaim anything.All I want for Christmas...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Nigeria, in the last decade or so has seen thousands of people die because they were Muslim OR Christian. They are killing each other by the hundreds with guns, machetes, or whatever means available. Women and children slain in their homes because they were a different religion. What possible God sees this as OK? OH perhaps it's the god that commands his followers to kill thousands and thousands of people in the Bible. Seems like the same one to me.
There are property rights and what the government refers to as "indigeneship" in Nigeria. It means whoever was first to live on a particular parcel of land, has the rights to it. Add to this law of "indigeneship" the fact that Nigeria now produces a LOT of oil and you have the makings of a war. Ironically, the "democratic" government has embezzled four t
Important message to all(SPREAD THIS!!!)What I have learned from becoming a Brony is the same type of things I learned from becoming a Christian, to accept all others no matter their views, gender,or beliefs. I have come to see that others will insult simply for those, well I come to know these as the lost. They have taken what the world has given and given up, but they can all be saved. Through showing them the respect we people give other, by showing them love and compassion. Showing them that others truly care for them, cause all the peaceful and the respectful are warriors of peace. We carry are shields and are armor, we use that of are words as a weapon of peace. The helmet stands for knowledge, the shield for tolerance, are words for love. We carry are fallen comrades and enemies! We show all respect and love! We show the fallen there is something still to believe in, a good that a wholesomely good! We give them the offer to take up the shield and helmet! If they accept we raise are shields as brothers! I know in thisImportant message to all(SPREAD THIS!!!)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
if you think it's porn, you're right..I've been here on DA for around 5 1/2 years now, and for the first 4 years I really didn't even use it. I posted some sketches and seemed like nobody was paying attention...if you think it's porn, you're right..2 years ago in Personal More Like This
But that's quite all right. I'm not at all externally focused and I know that what others think (especially on the internet, on social networking sites) have absolutely no effect on what I choose to do or how I choose to do it. So you may ask, "why are you even on here?", and that is a good question. The reason I post what I do is a clear signal to the "universe" (for the lack of a better term) that this is what I have chosen to do. It's almost irrelevant what my viewers think of what I am doing because I'm not doing it for them. But that makes me sound unfriendly.. If you like it, good. If you don't like it, good. If you get rude or obnoxious or hypocritical, well that's annoying a little bit
So during this last 12 to 15 months I've been posting nude photos and my views have gone from 7000 to 110000. T
Titillation vs. SexismBoobs.Titillation vs. Sexism3 months ago in Personal More Like This
Guys are fascinated by them.
Through single-digit ages, they find the very concept of them hilarious, and when puberty kicks in the mere thought of lady-lumps generally causes some movement in the trouser department. These weak-willed creatures will follow them anywhere and they will do almost anything if it means simply being permitted to gaze upon them for a few moments more.
The entertainment industries, from the big movie makers to the lowly art whores (like me) know this, and have played upon it for years in order to separate males from their money. As a result, mass media is awash with the female form in all manner of provocative poses and dress.
Many women are fed up with this, but is the whole thing “sexist”?
Well, it’s impossible and indeed wrong to say a whole industry is one thing or another. Ultimately it’s all one, big, dumb organism that simply moves with the cultural winds. It perpetuates what sustains it. It’s only when you break it
Discrimination Isn't *Always* Wrong**** This is (( NOT )) a Religion Rant ****Discrimination Isn't *Always* Wrong3 years ago in Personal More Like This
This was originally a comment response to the (using the all-encompassing meaning of the word) Beautiful Human Being :iconlovelizzie: lovelizzie
Her Journal Entry: http://lovelizzie.deviantart.com/journal/Discrimination-is-discrimination-287009035
Discimination isn't always wrong, it all depends on how you apply it.
When it comes to abusive men/women, child molesters or rapists, i'd say some discrimination is valid.
(she mentions discrimination against the popular kids by the unpopular kids)
Discrimination against the popular kids has its root in how the popular kids treat the unpopular kids. We respond to cruelty with the only weapon we have - our witty insults.
Discrimination based on a person's actions toward others, and not necessarily their behaviour, is absolutely necessary in our society - thing is we're all individual humans and not everyone agrees on what should be discriminated against - wh
LR, Y U no like Ron?I get asked this more times than I care for. Because it makes me have to repeat myself. So I'll say it here so I can link to it in the future…LR, Y U no like Ron?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Actually as these conversations progress I find that more than half the time, almost nearly ALL the time, the true question being asked is "Why don't you like K/R?" So I'm going to address both.
I preface the following:These are my feelings. I am more than willing to discuss and even debate them. I shall not argue them. Discussions are good. Debates are healthy. Arguments are neither. I shall do everyone the courtesy to not degrade them for their shipping and pairing preferences. I ask the same in return.First off, I freakin' love Ron. He is a true and loyal friend. Understand, there is nothing more romantic than a friend who is there for you and has your back no matter what, come Hell or Highwater. For those who foll
The Monster in The MirrorWatch depthRADIUSThe Monster in The Mirror1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
A Pop Culture Interpretation of The Supernatural
Every culture around the world created gods and other mythical beings by mixing and matching fanged and taloned animal parts—e.g., enormous eagle heads on lions’ bodies—human beings have always seemed to need to believe there are powerful and usually quite vengeful supernatural beings lurking just beyond the candlelight.
Supernatural beings come to serve several purposes:
They kept people on the lighted path of truth and goodness, fearful of exploring beyond;
They were a reminder of the punishment we deser
Ryky - FREE 500 POINTS / COMMISION - celebrationHi my dear friends , I have now 450 000 pageviews and 30 000+ watchers ! This is absolutely incredible !! Maybe I only dreaming or you are the best on the world! Thank you so much guys I really appreciate itRyky - FREE 500 POINTS / COMMISION - celebration1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Here is the little "contest" for you
1. This contest is only for my watchers so WATCH ME - http://ryky.deviantart.com/
2. FAV this jounal
Yes thats all and what you can win ?
FIRST PLACE - win 500 deviantart points
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A modest proposal....If I were to set out to reform English spelling, I'd stårt wiþ changes þæt would ædd to, ræþer þæn subtræct from, the esþetic quålities of þe længwidge. It's not sò much about chenging the parts that aren't broken, but insted reversing a hændful of the bæd decisions made in þe history of þe længwidge ænd its spelling. In þis sæmple, more letters are disæmbiguated þan åltered. A småll hændful of diacritical marks gôes a long way toards making þe spelling træck the sounds more closely. Not many words here hæve æctually been respelled. I hæve of course taken þe liberty of restoring þe letters 'þ' (þorn) and æ (æsh), and introducing 'å' (å æs in låw). It was a mistake to ever hæve dropped þem. Þis reform woud noA modest proposal....1 year ago in Personal More Like This
My Kid Could Do That!I went on That Guy with the Glasses to watch a review of a art film called Blue.My Kid Could Do That!3 months ago in Personal More Like This
Which is about the color....
Most specifically, the color I.K.B. Which is an acronym for International Klein Blue. Which is a pigment invented by Yves Klein. In fact that image up there is the painting Klein did.
Who then painted a single canvas with his invented pigment like a giant assed color swatch you'd see at a Home Depot.
And yes, your kid can do that. Very easily. With the color of IKB. Now granted, he or she would not be able to create the pigment, but yeah, he or she can paint exactly what he painted. Hell, I could easily do it by painting my door.
And the film Blue was created by an art filmist named Derek Jarman, who died of AIDS in 1994. As he was making the film, he was succumbing to detached retinas, which means he was going blind. And it goes into the deeper meaning of blue, which was for a time before the creation of Photoshop, di
From the Ground UpI'm making my own Monster Manual. I'm kind of getting fed up with D&D monsters more and more as I read books on myth, legends and what not. I finally decided I would just make my own Monster Manual from the floor up, only it would be more accurate to the lore of the creature being displayed…generally. And what I mean when I say generally is that a lot of these creatures are form separate lore, cultures, and times, so to cohesively put them together in the same world you have to bend a little, not as much as D&D (they got ridiculous with it) but just a bit. For instance, I put Hydra under the species of Wyrm even though it's a creature born from a titan; but in order to have that I have to have Greek creation myth in my world and if I have that than what about non-Greek monsters and on and on, the snowball effect of it is apparent, as you can see. So this is why a Hydra is no longer the child of a titan and a species of Wyrm insteFrom the Ground Up3 years ago in Personal More Like This